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12 Romantic Restaurants in Tampa Bay for Date Night

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Ready to spice up your next date night? Whether you’re going on a first date or celebrating an anniversary, head to one of these romantic restaurants in Tampa Bay for your next date night. From steakhouses, to Italian, and Asian, there is a restaurant on our list for you!

On Swann

Like the name suggests, On Swann is located on the corner of Swann Avenue in Hyde Park. On Swann is a staple for romantic restaurants in Tampa Bay which features a seasonal menu with local flair. The menu is designed for sharing lighter offerings or having your own coursed meal. On Swann has a beautiful dining room and great al fresco dining. 

If you and your date opt to share, the kale salad and a charcuterie board are a must-order. Enjoy!

Monday | 11:00am–2:00pm, 5:00pm–10:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am–2:00pm, 5:00pm–10:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am–2:00pm, 5:00pm–10:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am–2:00pm, 5:00pm–10:00pm
Friday | 11:00am–2:00pm, 5:00pm–11:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am–2:00pm, 5:00pm–11:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am–2:00pm, 5:00pm–10:00pm

📍1501 W Swann Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

Fresh seafood with a view? Head to Oystercatchers for date night! Located in the Grand Hyatt, Oystercatchers offers one of the best views in town with a private beach, dockside lounge, outdoor deck and seating, and large windows framing the interior.

The food is equally as good as the view! Indulge in a twist on a childhood classic with the lobster mac n’ cheese. The seafood tower is also great if you’re indecisive, because you get a taste of everything.

Daily | 11:30am–2:30pm, 5:30pm–9:00pm

📍2900 Bayport Dr, Tampa, FL 33607

For a moody and intimate atmosphere, we love Urban Stillhouse – it’s unlike anything else!  Their space is open and full of windows for a view, but sprinkled with dimmed lighting and comfortable furniture.  We love their bar area and social atmosphere.  It’s one of the perfect romantic restaurants in Tampa Bay for you and your date, or a double date with friends!  

If you or your date are a bourbon lover, head to the tasting room for a unique Horse Solider Bourbon experience. Tastings are available Wednesday-Saturday at 2PM and 4PM. 

The Urban Stillhouse is reservation-only for all dining, including bar seating. The countertop seating along the upstairs railing is available on a walk-in basis and offers appetizers and cocktails.

Thursday-Saturday | 5PM-10PM
Sunday | 11AM-4PM

📍2232 5th Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712

Inspired by Barcelona, Ceviche Tapas in downtown St. Pete is a delicious spot for tapas and sangria. You and your date can indulge in countless small plates, so you can try a little bit of everything. The ceviche is a must-try – it’s so good they named the restaurant after it!

And did we mention that they have a great happy hour? From 3PM-6PM daily, enjoy drinks and light bites from $6 to $8.

Monday-Thursday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Friday-Saturday| 11:00am-11:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am-9:00pm

📍332 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Since 1956, Bern’s Steakhouse has been an iconic South Tampa spot for perfectly aged steaks and one of the largest wine collections in the world. This unique dining experience mixed with a classy atmosphere, makes for one of the ultimate romantic restaurants in Tampa Bay.

After your savory dinner, be sure to save room for dessert. The intimate, cozy dessert room is the perfect way to end your date night.

Pro-tip: reservations are a must at Bern’s Steakhouse and book far in advance because they fill up fast!

Monday | 5:00pm-10:00pm
Tuesday | 5:00pm-10:00pm
Wednesday | 5:00pm-10:00pm
Thursday | 5:00pm-10:00pm
Friday | 5:00pm-11:00pm
Saturday | 5:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday | 5:00pm-10:00pm

📍1208 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

Nothing says date night like dinner with a view! Located on Clearwater Beach at the Sandpearl resort, Caretta on the Gulf is Clearwater’s only AAA Four-Diamond restaurant. Enjoy steakhouse and seafood classics like Chilean sea bass, ahi tuna, and a New York strip.

We love the inviting atmosphere of Caretta on the Gulf. Jackets aren’t required and they offer indoor and outdoor dining. Caretta on the Gulf is one of our favorite romantic restaurants in Tampa Bay for date night!

Daily | 7:00am-10:00pm

📍1738, 500 Mandalay Ave #100, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Head over to Pia’s Trattoria for a cozy night with an Old Italy atmosphere. Here you’ll find simple comfort foods to complete the homey vibe. With all meals cooked to order, even desserts made from scratch, the short wait is worth it. Take a peek at their menu for selections including paninis for lunch, bruschetta to start your dinner, and lasagna to indulge in.

Monday | 4:00pm-9:00pm
Tuesday | 4:00pm-9:00pm
Wednesday | 4:00pm-9:00pm
Thursday | 4:00pm-9:00pm
Friday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am-9:00pm

📍430 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767

Located in Pass-a-Grille Beach, The Dewey, is another one of our must-visit romantic restaurants in Tampa Bay for date night. From the rooftop bar to the beautiful dining room to a romantic courtyard, there is no shortage of great spots to enjoy at The Dewey.

Enjoy fresh seafood favorites like fish & chips, pan seared Scottish salmon, and more. And don’t forget about a cocktail! Their menu of craft cocktails is just as impressive as the view.

If you’re looking for a staycation, this the perfect spot. The Dewey is part of Berkley Beach Club, a boutique hotel. So book a stay and enjoy!

The Dewey  – Dinner | Wednesday-Saturday | 5PM-10PM
The Dewey – Brunch | Sunday | 10AM-3PM
Berkley Beach Club Rooftop | Wednesday-Saturday | 5PM-10PM

📍109 8th Ave, St Pete Beach, FL 33706

Calling all foodies! Located in Tampa Heights, Rocca is one of our top romantic restaurants in Tampa Bay. Enjoy a handmade pasta-focused menu featuring Italian fare using seasonal ingredients as its inspiration. You’ll be able to taste the freshness at Rocca!

You may have seen this on your Instagram story, but the Mozzarella Cart is a must-order! This unique experience brings the mozzarella making process right to your table. Indulge in fresh made mozzarella, heirloom tomato, basil, 10 year aged balsamic vinegar to share.

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 5:00pm-10:00pm
Wednesday | 5:00pm-10:00pm
Thursday | 5:00pm-10:00pm
Friday | 5:00pm-10:00pm
Saturday | 5:00pm-10:00pm
Sunday | 5:00pm-10:00pm

📍323 W Palm Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

One of our go-to romantic restaurants in Tampa Bay for southern-inspired eats, is Steelbach. On your next date night you can enjoy southern favorites like Maud’s fried chicken, oyster Rockefeller, and sides of mac and cheese and collard greens. Steelbach is also known for their mouthwatering steaks. The beef is aged 4–7 weeks, trimmed and cut to order, then cooked over our 1000º florida oak-fired grill.

After you’re delicious meal at Steelbach, be sure to enjoy the view from the Riverwalk!

Monday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Friday | 11:00am-12:00am
Saturday | 9:30am-12:00am
Sunday | 9:30am-10:00pm

📍1902 N Ola Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

If you’re looking for a more laid back experience that is still special for date night, you need to check out Bella Brava. This gem has a location in downtown St. Pete and Midtown Tampa. We love their traditional Italian menu and wine pairings!

Each dish is made with fresh ingredients, purchased locally to ensure you’re getting the freshest flavor.  Check out their delicious wood-fired pizzas, perfectly cooked. We love their Pizza Bianco, made with so many different types of cheeses! Not only are they one of the romantic restaurants in Tampa Bay, but they have the flavorful dishes to match!

Monday | 11:30am-10:00pm
Tuesday | 11:30am-10:00pm
Wednesday | 11:30am-10:00pm
Thursday | 11:30am-10:00pm
Friday | 11:30am-10:00pm
Saturday | 11:30am-10:00pm
Sunday | 11:30am-10:00pm

📍204 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

📍 1015 Gramercy Lane, Tampa, FL 33607

OLIVIA is a hot spot in Hyde Park, especially when it comes to romantic restaurants in Tampa Bay when you’re craving Italian food. With each dish packed with rich flavors, there’s no doubt you’ll be in love! This spot has got you covered for all meals of the day. We can’t get enough of their Margherita Pizza, plus we love grabbing their charcuterie – perfect to share!

Need some entertainment while you dine? You can watch their staff make authentic Italian dough and fresh mozzarella in their working dough room on display. End your night with one of their delicious craft cocktails, and you’re all set.

Monday | 5:00pm-10:00pm
Tuesday | 5:00pm-10:00pm
Wednesday | 5:00pm-10:00pm
Thursday | 5:00pm-10:00pm
Friday | 5:00am-11:00pm
Saturday | 10:00am-11:00pm
Sunday | 10:00am-10:00pm

📍430 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767

Sunday brunch, dinner, happy hour, Haiku has it all! Their Asian fusion concept brings Izakaya style dishes and other Asian influences for the most savory menu you can think of. Not to mention their decor is completely Instagrammable and still makes our list of romantic restaurants in Tampa Bay.

Whether you’re in the mood for some sushi, looking for an awesome happy hour, or can’t decide what to have for dinner, Haiku will satisfy all your cravings. Hop in from Wednesday through Friday from 4PM-6pm for their happy hour specials.

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 4:00pm-10:00pm
Thursday | 4:00pm-10:30pm
Friday | 4:00pm-11:30pm
Saturday | 5:00pm-11:30pm
Sunday | 12:00pm-3:00pm/5:00pm-10:00pm

📍808 N Franklin St,
Tampa, FL 33602

From their dishes, drinks, and decor, you’re in for an aesthetically pleasing dinner experience at Timpano. Dive into their comfort pasta favorites such as Linguini and Rigatoni, to savory dishes including Wagyu Beef and Scottish Salmon.

If that doesn’t have your mouth-watering yet, get a taste of their dessert menu featuring Tiramisu, and our personal favorite – Cover Me In Chocolate, a flourless chocolate cake, cherry pate de fruit, dark chocolate glaze, and chocolate gelato. Expect elegant and cozy vibes from Timpano, the perfect place to have dinner with a special someone at one of the romantic restaurants in Tampa Bay.

Monday | 4:00pm-11:00pm
Tuesday | 4:00pm-11:00pm
Wednesday | 4:00pm-11:00pm
Thursday | 4:00pm-11:00pm
Friday | 4:00pm-12:00am
Saturday | 4:00pm-12:00am
Sunday | 4:00pm-11:00pm

📍430 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767

Romantic Restaurants in Tampa Bay for Date Night

Excited to check out one of these romantic restaurants in Tampa Bay for your upcoming date night? Let us know your favorite by tagging @StuffToDoInTampaBay on Instagram and Facebook!

Jacky Saunders

Jacky Saunders

Jacky is a blogger for the Stuff to Do in Tampa Bay City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Tampa Bay area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinTampaBay on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and TikTok.

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